I love anything with chocolate and banana… candy, ice cream and cake. I especially like chocolate covered frozen bananas. When I was little and the ice cream truck came down our street, I always got a frozen banana. To this day if I get anything off the ice cream truck, my first choice is still the frozen banana.
When I was in my kitchen one day I noticed that my bananas were getting kinda ripe. I didn’t want to make just plain banana bread, I thought why not add chocolate. So I tweaked my banana bread recipe and added chocolate…. mmmmm.. did it come out good! Big V asked me to make another loaf so he could take some to work. I knew it was a keeper at that point. So here I share my Chocolate Banana Bread recipe with you!
Chocolate Banana Bread
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder (I use dark cocoa powder)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 350. Prepare loaf pan with non stick spray.
1) In a medium bowl mix mashed bananas, melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg and vanilla.
2) In a different medium bowl sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. If adding nuts do so at this time.
3) Fold flour mixture into banana mixture just until combined. Do not over mix.
4) Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes then turn out on to cooling rack to cool.